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Locke's Theory Knowledge and its Historical Relations

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John Locke is probably one of the highest-regarded English philosophers, and the first of the British empiricists. His ideas on the mind and consciousness have continued to resonate throughout philosophy and philosophical thought ever since An Essay Concerning Human Understanding first appeared in 1690. James Gibson's Locke's Theory of Knowledge and its Historical Relations was first published in 1917, and saw its fourth reprinting in 1968. Here, it is made available for the first time in paperback. This hugely ...

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Overview

John Locke is probably one of the highest-regarded English philosophers, and the first of the British empiricists. His ideas on the mind and consciousness have continued to resonate throughout philosophy and philosophical thought ever since An Essay Concerning Human Understanding first appeared in 1690. James Gibson's Locke's Theory of Knowledge and its Historical Relations was first published in 1917, and saw its fourth reprinting in 1968. Here, it is made available for the first time in paperback. This hugely detailed work is an invaluable collation of Locke's theories, exploring his thoughts on the problems of knowledge, the formation of ideas, causality and the self. Furthermore, Gibson also provides an in-depth historical evaluation of the effects of these theories on contemporary philosophy as a whole, and on thinkers such as Descartes, Kant and Leibniz more specifically. As such, this book is a valuable reference work for any student of philosophy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521158398
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/17/2011
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Doctrine of the Essay; 1. The problem of knowledge and the 'new way of ideas'; 2. The polemic against innate principles; 3. The origin and formation of ideas; 4. The contents of our ideas of modes; 5. Our ideas of substance, causality and identity; 6. The general nature of knowledge; 7. The kinds and limits of knowledge; Part II. The Historical Relations of Locke's Doctrine: 8. Locke and scholasticism; 9. Locke and Descartes; 10. Locke and contemporary English philosophy; 11. Locke and Leibniz; 12. Locke and Leibniz (continued); 13. Locke and Kante; Index.

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